Clip

Definition of Clip

Pronunciation: klĭp
v. t.1.To embrace, hence; to encompass.
[imp. & p. p. Clipped (klĭpt); p. pr. & vb. n. Clipping.]
O . . . that Neptune's arms, who clippeth thee about,
Would bear thee from the knowledge of thyself.
- Shak.
2.To cut off; as with shears or scissors; as, to clip the hair; to clip coin.
Sentenced to have his ears clipped.
- Macaulay.
3.To curtail; to cut short.
All my reports go with the modest truth;
No more nor clipped, but so.
- Shak.
In London they clip their words after one manner about the court, another in the city, and a third in the suburbs.
- Swift.
v. i.1.To move swiftly; - usually with indefinite it.
Straight flies as chek, and clips it down the wind.
- Dryden.
n.1.An embrace.
2.A cutting; a shearing.
3.The product of a single shearing of sheep; a season's crop of wool.
4.A clasp or holder for letters, papers, etc.
5.An embracing strap for holding parts together; the iron strap, with loop, at the ends of a whiffletree.
6.(Far.) A projecting flange on the upper edge of a horseshoe, turned up so as to embrace the lower part of the hoof; - called also toe clip and beak.
7.A blow or stroke with the hand; as, he hit him a clip.
8.(Mach.) A part, attachment, or appendage, for seizing, clasping, or holding, an object, as a cable, etc.
9.(Angling) A gaff or hook for landing the fish, as in salmon fishing.
10.A rapid gait.

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